Deep Dive: Trust, Media, and American Democracy

Readers, viewers, and subscribers want and need accurate news and information, but as we attempt to navigate among publishers and platforms and networks, who is ultimately responsible for telling us the truth? Who should be held accountable for information that is inaccurate, intentionally misleading, or straight-up fake? And what can media and information organizations do to win back our trust? As we consider the roles and responsibilities of social media platforms, of government, and of individual citizens, we must also ask if Americans can protect the integrity of their democratic system and still preserve fundamental rights of free speech and a free press.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can... See more
The evolution of the English language is more often thought of as a devolution, particularly with the infiltration of... See more
Atlanta-based defense attorney and #BillionDollarLawyer Drew Findling, who counts international hip-hop star Kiari... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more
As consumers increasingly get their news online, and many news outlets shift from advertising-based business models to... See more
An opportunity to hear Axios Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen discuss journalism and politics of the day with... See more